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Neuro‐Eudaimonics or Buddhists Lead Neuroscientists to the Seat of Happiness

Owen Flanagan

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195304787
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195304787.003.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Neuro‐Eudaimonics or Buddhists Lead Neuroscientists to the Seat of Happiness

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This article examines the neurobiological aspects of eudaimonics, the naturalistic inquiry into the constituents, and the causes of happiness. It comments on the evidence for the claim that there is a connection between Buddhism and happiness. It suggests that a promising program of eudaimonics would require an accurate description of the multiplicity of theory and tradition-specific conceptions that offer true happiness.

Keywords: eudaimonics; happiness; Buddhism; tradition-specific conceptions; theory; naturalistic inquiry

Article.  9358 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind

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